09/24/2013 11:43 am ET

Why I'm Doing IVF On Live TV: One Woman's Fertility Journey


Jessica Menkhausen and Derek Manion, both 33, are engaged to be married. However, the St. Louis couple’s wedding is on hold so they can pay for in vitro fertilization, in the hopes of getting pregnant. Menkhausen has battled fertility issues, including two ectopic pregnancies, for the past nine years. On Tuesday, she had her eggs harvested live on TODAY. Dr. Nancy Snyderman joined the couple and their doctors live from an operating room at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. "This has been going perfectly this morning," said Dr. Nancy.

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